Verstappen Selects His Top Drivers, Predicts Race Wins

Max Verstappen, after winning three world titles in a row, is set to start the 2024 F1 season as the favourite, and if he were the team boss, he would choose Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, both currently at McLaren, as his drivers due to their potential and speed.


‣ The 2024 F1 season is anticipated to start in 49 days in Bahrain, with Max Verstappen, a three-time world champion, as the favourite.
‣ Verstappen, if given the choice, would choose himself and Lando Norris as drivers in his team, citing Norris’s youth, speed, and potential for a long career.
‣ Verstappen also sees a bright future for Oscar Piastri, a fast rookie who he believes has a lot to learn and improve but has the potential to win races.
‣ Both Norris and Piastri are mentioned as possible future drivers for Red Bull Racing, though they currently have ongoing contracts at McLaren.

2023’s F1 season? That’s old news. We’re all about 2024 now. In 49 days, Bahrain’s lights will flash green. It’s test time, folks.

Max Verstappen? Yeah, he’s the one to watch. Three world titles under his belt and he’s not slowing down. He’s the favourite, no doubt about it.

Sergio Perez? Sure, he’s in a Red Bull too. But, let’s be real, nobody’s betting on him for the title.

Here’s a thought. Maybe this is why Verstappen wouldn’t pick Perez as his teammate if he were calling the shots. Motorsport Aktuell asked him who he’d choose. His response? “Can I choose myself?”

Well, Max, turns out you can.

“Then myself,” he says. And who else? Lando Norris. Young, fast, and a long career ahead.

Verstappen’s got his eye on Piastri

But wait, there’s more. Verstappen would also pick Oscar Piastri. Yep, another McLaren driver. Both are good, he says. Lando’s a bit older, Oscar’s the fast rookie.

Oscar’s got a lot to learn, sure. But he’s smart. He’s got potential. Verstappen sees it.

Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri? They’re on Red Bull Racing’s radar. But they’re tied to McLaren for now. And McLaren’s been on the up and up. Watch this space.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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